Re: Krosniewice/Kutno, Gostynin Records #poland

Stanley Diamond

In a message dated 10/31/2000 10:34:17 AM EST, (Sara K. Scolnick) writes:

I have been successful in using the JRI - Poland indices for
identifying members of my ancestral family >from Plock. In fact,
I have successfully been able to trace my paternal grandmother's
maternal family as far back as 1800.

However, my paternal grandfather's family KIRSZTAJN, came from
Krosniewice and my paternal grandmother's paternal family KUTNOWSKI,
came >from Gostynin. Can you assist me in directing me to any records
>from these towns and how I may obtain them? If none are currently
available to JRI - Poland, are there any plans to initiate a project for
Krosniewice/Kutno and/or Gostynin?
Sara Kirstein Scolnick

There are no Mormon microfilms for Krosniewice or Gostynin.
Therefore, it is impossible to start a Shtetl CO-OP for these towns.

However, there are five films for Kutno and there is an active Shtetl
CO-OP for this town under the direction of Dick Goldman who is
also the leader of the Kutno Special Interest Group. You can reach
Dick and perhaps offer to help with the indexing by writing him at

Re Gostynin:

According to Miriam Weiner's "Jewish Roots in Poland," only some
20th century records survived. Unfortunately, records less than
100 years old are not available to JRI-Poland for indexing.

Re Krosniewice:

There are no records for this town in the Polish State Archives and
Weiner does not list any as well. Since this town is just 14 km (8
miles) west of Kutno, the Kutno Group are likely to be your best
source of help.

Stanley Diamond
Project Coordinator, Jewish Records Indexing - Poland

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